Biomass in the Dutch energy infrastructure in 2030

L.P.L.M. Rabou, E.P. Deurwaarder, H.W. Elbersen, E.L. Scott

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This study has been executed on the instruction of the “Platform Biobased Raw Materials” (Platform Groene Grondstoffen, PGG). The goal of this study is to evaluate the ambition of the Platform to replace 30% of the fossil energy carriers by biomass in the Netherlands in 2030. Starting points are the total annual consumption of primary energy carriers of 3000 PJ by 2030 and contributions of biomass of 60% in transportation, 25% in electricity production, 20% in raw materials for chemicals, materials and products and 17% in heat production. The study provides a review of the current Dutch energy balance, with the role of different energy carriers, based on data for the year 2000 and estimates for the year 2030. For the situation in 2030, an analysis is made of the possible role of biomass. The study also provides a review of the Dutch import, export and production of biomass in 2000 and an estimation of the developments until 2030
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR
Number of pages54
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • fuels
  • biomass
  • biomass production
  • fuel crops
  • renewable resources
  • netherlands
  • biofuels
  • biobased economy


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